16.6.2014 Velkopopovický kozel

More than 20 thousand revellers celebrate 140th anniversary of brewery’s founding in Velké Popovice

This past Saturday, on Kozel Day, Velké Popovice brewery celebrated the 140th anniversary of its founding. Celebrations commenced with Brewery Director Jaroslav Hacko being joined by the Mayor of Velké Popovice village, Martina Čermákova. Shortly thereafter, Marketing Brew-master Vojtěch Homolka took the reins and ceremonially tapped the 140l barrel of Velkopopovický Kozel lager. More than 20,000 fans of the brew visited the brewery during the celebration, and the unfiltered lager and the popular Velkopopovický Kozel 11° topped the selections of people’s most-preferred beers that day. More than 36,000 beers (0.5l per serving) were consumed during this year’s Kozel Day, along with nearly 1,800 people taking part in the brewery tours, which offered insights on beer-making and its history. To toast the success of the Velke Popovice beer, 50 people lucky enough to bear the name ‘Kozel’ or ‘Kozlová’ were invited by the brewery to lift their pitchers in celebration.

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5.6.2014 Velkopopovický kozel

Weekend tip: Velké Popovice brewery celebrates the 140th anniversary of its founding on Kozel Day

Velké Popovice brewery will celebrate its 140th anniversary this Saturday, June 14 on Kozel Day. Marketing Master Brewer of the Velké Popovice brewery Vojtěch Homolka will tap the 140l wooden anniversary barrel with unfiltered lager and will toast to the brewery with people named Kozel and Kozlová. Bands Divokej Bill, Patrola Šlapeto, Děda Mládek Illegal Band and Sto zvířat will perform in the brewery during the traditional celebration. Visitors can look forward to brewery tours, traditional Czech cuisine as they knew it 140 years ago, Billy-goat’s News and can even opt to make the trip by historic train. Entrance is free of charge.

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